noun, plural he·red·i·ties.Biology.
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“We as a species need to maintain the flexibility, in the face of future threats, to take control over our own heredity,” George Daley, the dean of Harvard Medical School, told an audience in Hong Kong in 2018.Gene editing has made pigs immune to a deadly epidemic|Katie McLean|December 11, 2020|MIT Technology Review
Yes, heredity is indeed far more subtle than we’d guess from the simple Mendelian mathematical rules we learned in school.How to Design (or at Least Model) Mixed Dog Breeds|Pradeep Mutalik|July 31, 2020|Quanta Magazine
Not surprisingly, then, this is a book about heredity, about fathers and sons and their awkward relationships.
A frequently touching domestic drama about an academic Chicago family, it mulls Big Themes: war, faith, heredity.
The indelible effects produced by heredity are not to be remedied.Private Sex Advice to Women|R. B. Armitage
Is heredity more influential in the development of man, intellectually and morally, than his environment?Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Debate Index|Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Tall parents often have tall children, some of them may, by a special tendency of heredity, be taller even than themselves.Psychotherapy|James J. Walsh
When men talk much about heredity and environment they are almost barbarians.All Things Considered|G. K. Chesterton
To insist upon the power of heredity was once considered to indicate a fatalistic pessimism.The Task of Social Hygiene|Havelock Ellis
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noun plural -ties
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The passing of characteristics from parents to children. (See genetics.)